NMSU Women's Golf Wins Red Raider Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The NM State women’s golf team pulled away from the competition on Tuesday and won the Red Raider Invitational by nine strokes. The team fired a final round of 295 (+7), which led the field. Four Aggies finished the invitational in the top-10.

Kennedie Montoya and Camille Orito led the team and finished tied for fourth as they carded a 3-over (219). Montoya led the field with 38 holes for par, and hit five birdies and one eagle over two days. Orito led the team in the final round firing a one-under (71), which included four birdies, putting her total up to 11 for the tournament.

Kristen Cline finished tied for sixth (220) after firing a three-over, 75, in Tuesday’s final round. Vale Macias also fired a 75 on Tuesday and finished tied for 10th place (222). Maria Prado rounded out the Aggies contingent and finished in 70th place (246).

NM State (880) won the team title and was plus-16 for the invitational. Host Texas Tech (889) took second place and 17th-ranked Oregon (890) was third. Augusta (899) and East Tennessee St. (905) completed the top five.

For the Aggies next matchup they head to Vail, Colo., to compete in the Golfweek Conference Challenge, Sep. 26-28.

Team Standings:
1. New Mexico State – 880 (+16)
2. Texas Tech – 889 (+25)
3. Oregon – 890 (+26)
4. Augusta – 899 (+35)
5. East Tennessee St.– 905 (+41)
t6. Santa Clara – 907 (+43)
t6. Iowa – 907 (+43)
8. Central Arkansas – 913 (+49)
9. Tulsa – 914 (+50)
10. North Florida – 915 (+51)
11. Wichita State – 924 (+60)
12. Cincinnati - 925 (+61)
13. Princeton - 931 (+67)
14. Kennesaw State – 933 (+69)
15. North Texas – 942 (+78)